Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush released from prison

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September 15, 2009 12:09

 
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The brother of an Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush said that the journalist has been released from a Baghdad prison. Uday al-Zeidi said his brother, Muntadhar Zeidi, left an Iraqi army base where the prison is located on Tuesday and was accompanied by several members of parliament. Zeidi, a little-known reporter for a small Iraqi TV station, gained instant hero status in the Arab world last December when he hurled his shoes at Bush as he stood next to Iraq's prime minister at a Baghdad news conference. The reporter spent nine months in jail. He was to have been released Monday, but that was held up because of delays in processing paperwork.

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